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Join us for conversations with experts and thought-leaders on how to tap into storytelling, technology, best practices and latest trends to augment your communications and fundraising, maximize your resources, develop and deliver new programs, and generate revenue… so you can create a better world for all of us.

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Join us for conversations with experts and thought-leaders on how to tap into storytelling, technology, best practices and latest trends to augment your communications and fundraising, maximize your resources, develop and deliver new programs, and generate revenue… so you can create a better world for all of us.

    Episode 42: The Behavioral Science of Rallying Support in the Digital Age, with Sarah Welch

    Episode 42: The Behavioral Science of Rallying Support in the Digital Age, with Sarah Welch

    The digital age, accelerated by the pandemic, has pushed most activities, including fundraising online. That has opened up our stories to audiences around the world. At the same time, that has removed some of the personal connection that we have to each other and causes.

    Sarah Welch is a behavioral scientist and Vice President at ideas42. She focuses her time thinking about—and helping organizations—affect positive change through the principals of behavioral science.

    Sarah joined the show to chat about what’s been happening in the nonprofit world. How do we navigate the changing landscape and rally support for causes large and small?

    ** Episode Links and Shownotes: https://nphf.show/ep42 **

    • What we’ll be discussing:
    • The changing landscape of philanthropy
    • Navigating the new reality to rally support for causes large and small
    • The advantages and disadvantages of online events
    • How to adapt our storytelling to generate support for different size causes

    • 40 min
    Episode 41: Training Your Nonprofit Board to Tell Stories for Fundraising, with Stephanie Minor

    Episode 41: Training Your Nonprofit Board to Tell Stories for Fundraising, with Stephanie Minor

    Is your nonprofit board making the most of your stories to connect others to your work? We know the power of stories to build empathy, understanding and connection to others. It’s critical to fundraising and nonprofit success as a whole.

    Your board is likely made up of intelligent, successful individuals who care deeply about your work. Chances are, however, their backgrounds are not in storytelling for fundraising. So how do you equip them with the knowledge and skills to share your stories with the world and raise more money for your work?

    Stephanie Minor of NPO Centric helps nonprofits with capacity building and board training. She joins us on the show to share her strategies and best practices to help your board get on board with storytelling.

    ** Episode Links and Shownotes: https://nphf.show/ep41 **

    What we’ll be discussing:
    • The importance of board storytelling
    • The tools board members need to help them help you
    • Training your board on client storytelling
    • Making the most of client stories for your board and beyond

    Episode 40: How CoachArt Is Using Tech and 10x Thinking to Scale Impact, with Greg Harrell-Edge

    Episode 40: How CoachArt Is Using Tech and 10x Thinking to Scale Impact, with Greg Harrell-Edge

    When Greg Harrell-Edge first joined CoachArt, they were doing great work in the Los Angeles area. They knew that there were so many more kids who could benefit from their services, but with their current systems, it was taking 7 hours to match one child to a volunteer.

    In the last 5 years since Greg joined, CoachArt has quadrupled impact, doubled revenue, quintupled cash reserves and have now gone nationwide.

    The journey began with questions about what was holding them back, and what it would look like if they could grow. That led them to exploring and adopting technology and dramatically changing their story.

    Greg joins us to talk through the challenges they faced, successes they’ve realized and how other organizations can adopt innovation into their own strategy.

    ** Episode Links and Shownotes: https://nphf.show/ep40 **

    What we’ll be discussing:
    • Identifying the bottlenecks and obstacles in a nonprofit’s work
    • The growth questions every nonprofit should be asking
    • Developing and adopting tech solutions that help you scale without breaking the budget
    • Persevering in the face of pushback and setbacks
    • The impact of innovation on culture and fundraising

    • 42 min
    Episode 39: How to Build and Grow Nonprofit Legacy Programs, with Ligia Peña

    Episode 39: How to Build and Grow Nonprofit Legacy Programs, with Ligia Peña

    How do you build and grow a nonprofit legacy gift program at the most sensitive time in modern history?

    Legacy planning can be tough to talk about in general… but during a pandemic that has claimed millions of lives might be the toughest. And yet, we have a responsibility. Not to our organizations, but to the people who care about the issues we’re tackling. We owe them the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the world.

    When legacy inquiries spiked 300% last year, nonprofits that had well-established gift-in-will programs found themselves better-equipped to maintain their funding and services. They were also in a better position to honor the hopes of their supporters for a better future.

    Legacy fundraising consultant Ligia Peña helps organizations create or reboot their legacy programs systematically. She joins us on the show to share how nonprofits of all sizes can identify and track the most important key performance indicators, creating simple dashboards that assess the health of the program.

    ** Episode Links and Shownotes: https://nphf.show/ep39 **

    What we’ll be discussing:

    • The need for legacy giving opportunities today
    • Legacy gift tracking mistakes that most nonprofits make
    • The two types of KPIs every organization should measure
    • The four stages of gift prospects you can track
    • Dangers of false security and how to spot them
    • Simple tools for tracking your program’s performance

    • 34 min
    Episode 38: Adapting and Scaling In-Person Programs Online, with Constanza Roeder

    Episode 38: Adapting and Scaling In-Person Programs Online, with Constanza Roeder

    When Covid shut down non-essential access to hospitals, it effectively shut down all of Hearts Need Art’s programming, as it did for so many other service-based nonprofits. Artists were no longer able to perform for patients, patients were no longer able to get much-needed emotional support, and they couldn’t deliver on their promise to donors.

    This easily could have been the end of the line for the arts in health nonprofit that Constanza Roeder created just a few years prior, based on her first-hand experience of being a cancer patient and the support that got her through it.

    Instead, the young non-technical, resource-strapped organization took on the challenge with their greatest asset: creativity. They developed new programs to meet the new constraints and, in the process, created a significantly more scalable system for delivering their programming that creates stronger connections between their work and their donors, provides a greater continuity of care for their clients, and allows them to reach exponentially more people in need… without over-taxing their resources.

    Hearts Need Art founder Constanza Roeder joins the show to share her story and break down how any organization can do the same.

    ** Episode Links and Shownotes: https://nphf.show/ep38 **
    What we’ll be discussing:
    • Transitioning an arts-based in-person program online
    • Responding to the needs of your communities in crisis
    • Creating scalable systems on a budget
    • Communicating pivots to donors
    • Impact and lessons learned from going digital

    • 39 min
    Episode 37: Decrypting Crypto for Nonprofits—Bitcoin Donations and Beyond, with Alex Wilson

    Episode 37: Decrypting Crypto for Nonprofits—Bitcoin Donations and Beyond, with Alex Wilson

    What happens when socially conscious millennials and others profit billions of dollars from cryptocurrency investments? They look for ways that their windfall can help those less fortunate.

    This year, one platform alone will handle over $100 million in cryptocurrency donations to nonprofits. And they expect it to 10x next year.

    What started out as a novelty in the tech and finance space has now turned into a three trillion dollar movement that impacts most aspects of life today. Yet, it still seems complex (cryptic?) for nonprofits to get involved. Between the technical aspects and the legal concerns, most nonprofits have been hesitant to dive in.

    Alex Wilson co-founded The Giving Block when he saw that nonprofits had a hard time overcoming the hurdles necessary to accept and process Bitcoin donations. He joined us this episode to demystify cryptocurrency donations for nonprofits and why it’s important to join the movement sooner rather than later.

    ** Episode Links and Shownotes: https://nphf.show/ep37 **

    What we’ll be discussing:
    • The current state of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations for nonprofits
    • What’s different about the cryptocurrency donor avatar versus most others
    • Why crypto investors need to be able to donate in their favorite cryptocurrencies
    • The tax implications for donors and nonprofits
    • How nonprofits can get started and take advantage of the possibilities this season and next year

    • 31 min

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Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Whether you are well-established in nonprofit life or just getting started - this is a must-listen podcast! Not only does Boris do a fantastic job leading conversations with thought leaders across the fundraising and non-profit spectrum, he also shares his own expert insights. Each of these episodes contains actionable tips that you can apply within your own organization or daily work. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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What a great resource for any non-profit looking to clarify their story and also increase their donor base. Boris and team do a great job explaining exactly how to implement cutting edge marketing strategy and tactics. I highly recommend!

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A great source for informative and enjoyable conversations around the nonprofit industry

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